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How to Remove Excessive Lint on New Towels

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By Chana

My Laundry Question

Hi i bought some new towels and wash cloths and they are dark brown in color and i have washed them and dried them 3 times already and when i use them i get a lot of brown lint all over my body and i don't know how to get rid of the lint i have dried them over and over in the dryer so can you help me with this problem i would be so grateful if you can give some advice on this matter thank you so much.

Share a Little Background Info

It's not a stain they are new towels and wash clothes i just bought but can't use them to dry with for the lint. that gets all over you when you use them no matter what i do i can't get the lint out. they are dark brown in color .

Lessons Learned

  • I have dried them over and over so many time's to try to get rid of the lint.

Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)

100% cotton and 100% algodon

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

Excessive lint is not unusual from new towels. It actually shows that you have purchased a higher quality towel that has many threads to the inch. The extra lint is from the weaving process. You are doing the correct thing in washing and drying the towels to release the lint. It may take as many as ten laundry cycles to completely remove the excess.

To speed the process, add 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar to the rinse water. This is help the towels release any detergent build-up and the lint. Do not use a fabric softener in the washer or dryer sheet. These coat the fibers and make them cling to each other.

One final step is to wash and dry the towels; then lay them out flat on a table. Use a sticky lint remover roller over each side of the towel. This will speed the removal of lint.

Good luck!

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